On the Fourth day of Beermas….
Brewed By: Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Pours a deep reddish-amber color with a frothy, off white head that leaves a heavy lacing down the glass.
Smells of baked bread, some light piney hop notes and a touch of citrus.
Big roasty malt body up front and a hop heavy finish. The hops are slightly citrusy at mid sip but the finish is very woodsy, earthy, like a mouthful of pine needles. Medium bodied, mellow carbonation and a bitter dry finish.
Overall I’m happy with this beer, the bitterness is on point, like a more aggressive English bitter and the big piney flavor is nice, sort of puts me in the mood to decorate a Christmas tree.
12 days of Beermas 2013
Day 4: Rogue Ales, Santa’s Private Reserve Ale